4. Updating the 2013 Budget

 

WHEREAS the Board of Governors, by resolution of October 2012 approved the operating budgets for activities financed by unrestricted funds, fee for services income and designated funds of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2013 through December 31,  2013 (collectively hereinafter – “The October Budget”); and

 

WHEREAS the October Budget showed overall unallocated reductions of $7.283 million;

 

WHEREAS the Executive made changes to the October Budget in its decision dated January 23, 2013 subsequent to being so authorized by the Board of Governors;  It is hereby resolved:

 

1.     To increase the operating budgets of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, so that the current aggregate amount of $314.967M is increased by $35.184M to a total amount of $350.151M. Of this amount $33.268M is being presented for approval, as detailed in the changes from the October Budget set out below and $1.916M was already approved by the Executive on January 23, 2013.

      U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

 

 

Income: 

 

 

 

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

Unrestricted funds - Keren Hayesod

 

 

500

 

 

Meaningful Strategic Partnerships – TBD

 

 

500

 

 

Fee For Services

 

 

34,086

 

 

 

 

 

Masa Israel Journey*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,000

 

 

Jewish Unity Activities - Conversion (including Nativ - Soldier Conversion)*

 

 

 

 

 

6,500

 

 

World Jewish Restitution Organization and Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce*

 

 

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

Other changes (See section 1A)

 

 

1,586

 

 

Designated Funds 

 

 

-1,318

 

 

See changes in section 1B

 

 

-1,318

 

 

Grand  Total

 

 

33,268

 

 

 

 

 

33,268

 

 

 

*The changes are shown in order to reflect the total volume of activity in the program, representing the investment of the GOI

 

1 A.

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Changes in budget financed by Fee for services:

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

Shlichim and Israel Fellows

 

 

Community Educators (Shlichim)

 

 

381

 

 

Israeli Counselors in Summer Camps -North America

 

 

74

 

 

Total

 

 

455

 

 

Young Activism

 

 

Youth Futures *

 

 

2,000

 

 

Total

 

 

2,000

 

 

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

 

 

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

 

 

-144

 

 

Young Adults' Programs- Selah, Kibbutz Ulpan, Student Authority and First Home in the Homeland

 

 

199

 

 

Initial Furnishings for Ethiopian Olim

 

 

-300

 

 

Victims of terror fund, La'ad and Other Special Tasks

 

 

200

 

 

Total

 

 

-45

 

 

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

 

 

Preparation for Aliyah (FSU)

 

 

-56

 

 

Summer/ Winter Camps (FSU)

 

 

-30

 

 

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

 

 

-101

 

 

Total

 

 

-187

 

 

Community Services (not including FSU)

 

 

Community Activities

 

 

-50

 

 

Total

 

 

-50

 

 

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

 

 

Israelis Living Abroad

 

 

13

 

 

Kiryat Moriah Campus

 

 

-700

 

 

Total

 

 

-687

 

 

Support Units

 

 

Worldwide Regional Management

 

 

100

 

 

Total

 

 

100

 

 

Grand total

 

 

1,586

 

 

*Income from the GOI & Municipalities will be presented as fee for services instead of designated funding.

 

1 B.

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

 

 

Changes in budget financed by Designated Funds:

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

Young Activism

 

 

Youth Futures*

 

 

-2,000

 

 

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

 

 

Israelis Living Abroad

 

 

232

 

 

Strengthening Jewish Identity (MASA leadership tracks and IDF Officers and Officer Cadets)

 

 

450

 

 

Total

 

 

-1,318

 

 

*Income from the GOI & Municipalities will be presented as fee for services instead of designated funding.

 

2. To make additional changes in the budget financed by unrestricted funds as detailed below:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Changes in budget financed by Unrestricted Funds:

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

Shlichim and Israel Fellows

 

 

Israeli Counselors in Summer Camps -North America

 

 

250

 

 

Pre Shlichut Costs and Training for Shlichim

 

 

-108

 

 

Ongoing and Supervision Shlichut Costs

 

 

108

 

 

Total

 

 

250

 

 

Partnerships

 

 

Partnership2GETHER - Managerial Infrastructure

 

 

-127

 

 

Program Implementation (Partnerships)

 

 

171

 

 

Total

 

 

44

 

 

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

 

 

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

 

 

-239

 

 

Aliyah Services and Eligibility

 

 

136

 

 

Young Adults' Programs- Selah, Kibbutz Ulpan, Student Authority and First Home in the Homeland

 

 

239

 

 

Total

 

 

136

 

 

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

 

 

Shlichim in FSU

 

 

149

 

 

Youth, Students and Community Activities

 

 

1

 

 

Preparation for Aliyah (FSU)

 

 

-262

 

 

Summer/ Winter Camps (FSU)

 

 

30

 

 

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

 

 

23

 

 

Program Implementation (FSU)

 

 

59

 

 

Total

 

 

0

 

 

Community Services (not including FSU)

 

 

Preparation for Aliyah

 

 

68

 

 

Community Activities

 

 

-46

 

 

Global Service Center

 

 

-136

 

 

Worldwide Community Representatives

 

 

-22

 

 

Total

 

 

-136

 

 

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

 

 

Makom

 

 

-73

 

 

Israelis Abroad

 

 

250

 

 

Jewish Identity of Israelis in the Army

 

 

150

 

 

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

 

 

33

 

 

Development of new programs in 2013

 

 

-654

 

 

Total

 

 

-294

 

 

Support Units

 

 

Human Resources and Administration

 

 

-250

 

 

Comptroller

 

 

87

 

 

ERP, HR and other Organizational IT

 

 

250

 

 

Indirect costs - Support Units

 

 

-87

 

 

Total

 

 

0

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

3. To make Changes in the distribution of funding:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Changes in budget financed by Fee for services:

 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

 

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

 

 

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

 

 

2,074

 

 

Olim Flights

 

 

-4,374

 

 

Program Implementation (Aliyah and Klita)

 

 

1,500

 

 

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

 

 

Program Implementation (FSU)

 

 

800

 

 

Total

 

 

0

 

 

Changes in budget financed by Unrestricted Funds:

 

 

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

 

 

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

 

 

-2,074

 

 

Olim Flights

 

 

4,374

 

 

Program Implementation (Aliyah and Klita)

 

 

-1,500

 

 

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

 

 

Program Implementation (FSU)

 

 

-800

 

 

Total

 

 

0

 

 

 

4.   With regard to the amount of $1.3M shown in the attached budget as "Meaningful Strategic Partnerships - TBD", the Chairman of Budget and Finance committee, working with the Director General and the Chief Financial Officer, and following consultation with the Chairman of the Executive and the Chairman of the Board of Governors, is hereby directed to prepare and submit to the Executive no later than the June Board of Governors hereof, a plan to recruit partners that will yield the required budgetary savings.

 

 

 

 

 

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